Ferry to Isle of Man
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Belfast Douglas Ferry

The Belfast Douglas ferry route connects Northern Ireland with Isle of Man. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Steam Packet. The crossing operates up to 2 times each week with sailing durations from around 2 hours 45 minutes.

Belfast Douglas sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Northern Ireland to Isle of Man page.
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Belfast - Douglas Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country UK
No. of Operators 1
Operators Steam Packet
Average Price £224*
Average Weekly Sailings 1
Average Sailing Duration 3h 31m
Fastest Sailing Duration 2h 45m
First Ferry 01:30
Last Ferry 13:15
Distance 91 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Belfast to Douglas?

    The ferry crossing time from Belfast to Douglas is approximately 2h 45m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Belfast to Douglas?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Belfast to Douglas and this is
    • Steam Packet
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Belfast to Douglas?

    Book ferries from Belfast to Douglas through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Belfast to Douglas?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Belfast to Douglas with
    • Steam Packet
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Belfast to Douglas?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Belfast to Douglas with
    • Steam Packet
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Belfast to Douglas?

    No, pets are not permitted onboard the ferries.

Belfast Douglas Ferry reviews

  • "I was very sick"

    Crew very pleasant and helpful. Seats comfortable. Good refreshments. Smooth car parking. However inevitably due to choppy seas there was a lot of sickness. The food that my friends ate looked delicious.

    'Manannan' travelled on Manannan

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  • "good journey"

    Very comfortable crossing, staff helpful and pleasant,I would use this service again if I needed to cross to the Isle of Man again.We did not use the catering service so cannot comment on that.

    'Manannan' travelled on Manannan

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    Is my first time that I travel in ferry, very happy with the attention, excellent service, thank you very much

    'Manannan' travelled on Manannan

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  • "Heysham-Douglas Crossing"

    A very comfortable crossing to and from the Isle of Man. The outward journey was extremely busy but staff were very helpful in finding seating and and gave great service, cheerful at all times.

    'Manannan' travelled on Manannan

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Belfast Guide

Belfast Harbour is a main hub in the importation and exportation of goods and for passenger ferry services. Operated by Stena Line, Belfast ferry port provides regular passenger ferry crossings to Cairnryan in Scotland and Liverpool Birkenhead in England. Run by Steam Packet, there are also seasonal services to Douglas on the Isle of Man, across the Irish Sea.

The city of Belfast, in Northern Ireland, is the capital city located in County Antrim, although parts of the city spread over to County Down. The city has a long tradition in the production of Irish linen, tobacco, rope and shipbuilding. In fact, the city's main shipbuilder, Harland and Wolf, is known for building the RMS Titanic in the early 20th Century. Today, Belfast is an important centre for commerce, the arts, higher education, law, business and of course, tourism.

Douglas Guide

Douglas is the Isle of Man's largest town and lies on the east coast of the island, on the edge of a two mile sweeping bay and beach. The offers visitors many things to do and see and its promenade is always a hive of activity. Popular things to do in the town include the guided Story of Mann trail which takes visitors around some of the most famous sites, beginning at the Manx Museum. For petrol heads, the TT Grandstand is always popular and is where spectators can get the best view of the start and finish line of the world famous Isle of Mann TT Race. A trip to the Great Union Camera Obscura on Douglas Head is also worth a visit.

Ferry services from Douglas, operated by The Steam Packet Company, depart to Heysham, Liverpool, Dublin and Belfast. Both conventional and fast ferries are available, although the fast ferries only operate between March and November. Facilities on board the boats include shops, cafes and bars.

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